Del Ray Yarn Bombers: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t
Who are they, the Del Ray Yarn Bombers? When last we wrote about a potential Del Ray Yarn Bomb Project, we were exploring the idea of doing a collaborative project, a temporary public exhibit that we’d plan far in advance and publicize.
After a lively brainstorming session, we decided we’d do some “showcase” pieces, as well as ongoing, anonymous one-off projects around town. We may also team up with local businesses for “commissioned” projects.
Why, some of our members (we suspect) have been out and about adding some yarn decorations in Del Ray already.
Under the cover of night, these intrepid stitchers did some colorful weaving on an old, unused telephone booth (a relic of the last century). I doubt the young girl even knew what the object was.
Some other Del Ray yarn bombers attached these whimsical crochet flowers, circle, and stars to the fence of Mount Vernon Community School, a Del Ray elementary school, again after dark.
We were told they put the finishing touches on their collective crochet pieces (tags) at a local pub.
It then took them almost two hours to install the flowers, having to tie each one securely to the fence.
Note to future yarn bombers: For your own safety, we recommend that you always work with a buddy at night, especially if you’re out after last call.
If you want to get involved, you can email me to request to join our Google group to receive updates, learn about meetups where you can stitch, learn to knit or crochet, and share ideas.